Why 'time' uses the sexagesimal system of counting

Wonder where we got the sexagesimal system? 60 seconds seems awful unwieldy in our world of base 10.

It's the Sumerians.

Someone on Reddit's ELI5 forum asked:

"Why do we hit a limit of 60 for seconds and minutes, but then decimal for hours and milliseconds?"

and the answer is very cool:

If the Reddit thread doesn't explain it as you like, try Wikipedia.